Monthly Archives: March 2013

Continuity of Care Banished by TRICARE Management Activity; Waivers are Secretly Good for 90 Days Only

How does the Medical Industry define “Continuity of Care”? Defined by Encyclopedia.com Continuity of Care n. a continuous relationship between a patient and an identified health-care professional who is the sole source of care and information for the patient. However, … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Network, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 7 Comments

Clarification on External Purchase of Hospital Supplies While Receiving Inpatient Care

Back in December 2012 we questioned ISOS on the Demo policy regarding the local policy that requires patients to purchase, for cash, many items needed for their care including items out of stock, not stocked and medical devices. We eventually … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Network, CMAC Table, Emergency Care Access, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 6 Comments

Two Words that ISOS Doesn’t Know – Yes and No

As many of you know there has been major access to care issues with AUFMC since 1 January 2013. We and others have reported the problem many times. In our case 10 documented instances of being turned away or told … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Network, Emergency Care Access, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 5 Comments

Retiree Survey on TRICARE in the Philippines Results

The survey results can be accessed at the link below. The survey results were provided to all members of the National Coalition of VSOs, the Senate and House Armed Service staff members and a copy was hand carried and personally … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Network, CMAC Table, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 1 Comment

Semi-Retraction, Reference Baypointe Hospital

In the spirit of openness and fairness we would like to provide an update to our previous post on Baypointe and their refusal to see Demonstration patients. It appears that within the last week or so they have started seeing … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Network, Emergency Care Access, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 6 Comments

Once Again, ISOS and TMA are Playing Games with Beneficiaries

All of you know about the issue where AUFMC refuses to see Demo patients outside M-F 8-5 and the constant insistence that every beneficiary that went there and was told to pay cash simply failed to find that one eager … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Network, Emergency Care Access, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 6 Comments

To ISOS: We Thought You Should Know We Know

We have been busy with many other issues created by ISOS and TMA for beneficiaries in the Philippines. But we wanted to make sure they knew who was responsible for finding their lost providers. So we sent the help desk … Continue reading

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Survey on TRICARE in the Philippines

For those that may have not yet gotten the word The U.S. Military Retirees of the Philippines (USMRoP) is offering a beneficiary survey on TRICARE in the Philippines. Its intended uses are to provide feedback to Veterans Service Organizations, Congress … Continue reading

Posted in Certified Provider List, Closed Network, CMAC Table, Emergency Care Access, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines, Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) | 4 Comments